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Kent/Blossom Music Festival Benefit Concert Features the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and Miami String Quartet

Posted Mar. 27, 2013
Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson TrioThe Hugh A. Glauser School of Music is delighted to host a performance by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and the Miami String Quartet on Sat., April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Ludwig Recital Hall. The concert is a benefit for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival Scholarship Program.

The KLR and MSQ groups are considered among the finest chamber music ensembles, playing to sold-out halls not only in Ohio, but also around the world. To hear wonderful music interpreted by these exceptional musicians is one of life's pleasures, and audience members will have an opportunity to hear these prestigious ensembles perform in Ludwig Recital Hall in the Music and Speech Building at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent State University campus.

The ensembles will perform Mozart's String Quartet in G major KV 387 "Spring," Beethoven's Trio No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" and Pulitzer Prize winning composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Septet for Piano Trio and String Quartet written specifically for this two ensembles. Tickets for the benefit concert are $25, and advance ticket reservations are recommended.

The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio has performed together for more than 35 years and is one of the only chamber ensembles with all its original members. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson made their debut together for President Carter's Inauguration in January 1977, and they have since maintained a heavy touring and recording schedule as well as individual internationally-acclaimed solo careers.

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio appearances have included Carnegie Hall's Centennial Series, a series with the Guarneri Quartet, the Beethoven cycle on Lincoln Center's Great Performers Series and several performances of new concertos written for the Trio by David Ott and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.

Kent State University's Miami String QuartetThe Miami String Quartet features Benny Kim and Cathy Meng Robinson on violin, Scott Lee on viola and Keith Robinson on cello. The Miami String Quartet has performed all over the United States and Europe, including recent appearances at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and its own concert series in Palm Beach, Fla. The Quartet has also held engagements in cities such as Boston, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.

Cathy Meng Robinson and Keith Robinson from the Miami String Quartet are artists-in-residence in the Hugh A.Glauser School of Music at Kent State University. The Miami String Quartet is the quartet in residence at the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. The group has also appeared at Music from Angel Fire, Chamber Music Northwest, Mostly Mozart, the Brevard Festival, Rutgers Summerfest, la Jolla, Santa Fe and the Virginia Arts Festival.

The Kent/Blossom Music Festival is an advanced training institute for professional music training operated by Kent State University in cooperation with The Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center presenting public performances by distinguished artist faculty and talented young musicians.

For tickets or more information, call 330-672-2787 (ARTS) or visit www.kent.edu/music.

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For more information contact:
Effie A. Tsengas, etsengas@kent.edu, 330-672-8398